Scientists have gotten the best view yet of a dusty gas cloud, G2, after it made its closest approach to the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
One of the most powerful events in the universe occurs when two black holes collide. Now, scientists have taken a closer look at this event and have learned a bit more about what happens when two orbiting black holes become one.
The team responsible for the visual effects in the movie, Interstellar, have now shed a bit more light on the powerful effects of black holes.
Astronomers have spotted the first ever "changing look" quasar. This gleaming object is located in deep space and appears to have its own dimmer switch. The finding could offer astronomers a glimpse at the history of these brilliant objects.
The intermittent light emitted from pulsars allows scientists to verify Einstein's theory of relativity. However, this theory could be analyzed more effectively if a pulsar with a black hole were found. Now, scientists have announced that this fact isn't the case in two particular instances.
Astronomers are getting a closer look at the gas cloud G2 in a galactic center that was originally discovered in 2011.
Astronomers may have just discovered a black hole that was ejected from a galaxy. The researchers have spotted a mysterious object that could either be a black hole, or a giant star that's exploding over an exceptionally long period of several decades.
A new mission may just discover hundreds of new black holes throughout the universe.
Astronomers may have found out exactly what a certain thin, bizarre object at the center of our galaxy might be. They've discovered that this object isn't a hydrogen gas cloud, but may instead be a pair of binary stars that is orbiting the black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.
Massive black holes may just be blocking the formation of new stars in aging galaxies. Scientists have found that the radio-frequency-emitting particles that the black holes spew out can halt the creation of stars.
Scientists have long wondered whether matter is falling into the massive black hole in the center of our Milky Way galaxy, or being ejected from it. Now, scientists are searching for an answer.
Scientists have stumbled on a pulsating dead star shining with the energy of about 10 million stars. Called a pulsar, this dead star was previously thought to be a black hole because it was so powerful.